THE ATTACK OF GOG OF MAGOG, AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF GOD, HAS BEGUN (Part 5)
Nations of Japheth and Nations of Ham against the People of God…
“The word of Jehovah again came to me, saying: “Son of man, set your face against Gog of the land of Maʹgog, the head chieftain of Meshech and Tuʹbal, and prophesy against him. Say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “Here I am against you, O Gog, head chieftain of Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you around and put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in splendor, a vast assembly with large shields and bucklers, all of them wielding swords; Persia, Ethiopia, and Put are with them, all of them with buckler and helmet; Gomer and all its troops, the house of Togarmah from the remotest parts of the north, along with all its troops — many peoples are with you” (Ezekiel 38:1–6).
If we take attention of these names: Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Persia, Gomer and Togarmah were nations of Japheth’s Territories (Also Tarsis (Ezekiel 38:13)) (Genesis 10:2,3). Ethiopia and Put were nations of Ham’s Territories (Also Sheba, Dedân (Ezekiel 38:13)) (Genesis 10:6–8). This text shows that the epicenter of the beginning of the attack of Gog de Magog comes from the territory of the kingdom of Japheth, “the remotest parts of the north”, that is, present-day Russia, with Moscow as the capital and neighboring nations, which they would begin (who have already begun) to persecute God’s people. The second epicenter or place of origin of the persecution, would come (which has already begun) from the kingdom of Cam, in the continent of Africa.
In the prophecy of Ezekiel these two groups of nations are enemies of the People of God. To understand the cryptic sense of these names, it is necessary to understand first that this prophecy, according its direct context (of Ezekiel 37 and 38), is not describing the attack of Gog of Magog as the first attack against the People of God.
It is the description of the Last Assault of Gog of Magog; within mainly two past groups of assaults, against the People of God. And the second point, the study of the two mains precedents assaults against the People of God will allow to understand the meaning of the attack of these two Empires of Japheth and Ham.
Regarding the intention of “Gog of Magog”, it is written: “(…) In the final part of the years you will come to the land [of people] brought back from the sword, collected together out of many peoples, onto the mountains of Israel, that have proved to be a constantly devastated place; even [a land] that has been brought forth from the peoples, [where] they have dwelt in security, all of them” (Ezekiel 38:8).
In this prophecy, the People of Jehovah are described as “constantly devastated place”. For example, in Ezekiel 37:1–4, it is described the devastation of the People of Jehovah as a “valley plain full of bones”. That seems to correspond with the prophecy of Daniel 8:10–14 and Daniel 12:7–12, when the “little horn” “trampled” the “holy place” until the 1260, 1290 and 1335 days, and in Revelation 11:7–10.
This first “devastation” of the People of Jehovah occurred in the beginning of the 20th century, during the First World War. But in the book of Daniel and Revelation, it is written about a second “devastation” of the People of Jehovah in Daniel 11:30b-38 and Revelation 12:17 (“to wage war with the remaining ones of her seed”), since the Second World War until our days.
Ezekiel 38: 8 shows that it is not the first attack of Gog of Magog against the People of God. It is a country of “people have been restored from the ravages of the sword”, especially during the First and the Second World War and the Cold War, the People of God suffered a lot from the murderous attacks of Gog of Magog (In the United States, in Canada (In the First World War)), in Eastern Europe, and in the former Soviet Union, in several countries of Africa and Central and South America (World War II and Cold War)).
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